Fall 2020 Events

This fall, all our events and programs are online! Enjoy all the Library programs you know and love right from your home or on the go.

This year, we’re introducing Make. Play. Read. Learn. Fall Edition!

Enjoy all our kids, tweens and teens programs virtually! Earn points and badges all season long for participating in a wide variety of fun, educational activities and challenges. Adults, you’re welcome to join, and no library card is required!

Need supplies? Request a Take & Make Kit each week!
Reserve one at http://tiny.cc/TakeMake.

This year, we’re introducing Make. Play. Read. Learn. Fall Edition!

Enjoy all our kids, tweens and teens programs virtually! Earn points and badges all season long for participating in a wide variety of fun, educational activities and challenges. Adults, you’re welcome to join, and no library card is required!

Need supplies? Request a Take & Make Kit each week! Reserve one at http://tiny.cc/TakeMake.

Ages 0-5

Baby Bounce

Every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Princess and Ms. Margaret have brand new Baby Bounce videos for you on Facebook. Baby Bounce is for parents and caregivers of little ones ages 0 to 18 months. With your baby on your lap, together we’ll sing and play and begin the fascinating and lifelong journey of joyful learning.

Toddler Time

Every Monday and Tuesday mornings at 11 am, Ms. Halle and Ms. Erica have brand new Toddler Time videos for you on Facebook. Toddler Time is an action-packed informal learning program for children ages 18 months to 36 months and their parents and caregivers. Toddlers and adults will learn new songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and share books.

Preschool Storytime

Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:30 am, Ms. Erica, Ms. Margaret and Ms. Claire have brand new Preschool Storytime videos for you on Facebook. Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old accompanied by their favorite adult. Have fun with little ones by engaging in stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and so much more.

Dial-a-Story

Can’t get enough of our storytimes? Try Dial-a-Story! Call (423) 643-7702 any time or day and listen to 11 different children’s stories from your favorite staff members, in English and en Español! Stories are updated every week, so call back often. Then, visit mprl.chattlibrary.org to get a badge for listening!

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce

Every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Princess and Ms. Margaret have brand new Baby Bounce videos for you on Facebook. Baby Bounce is for parents and caregivers of little ones ages 0 to 18 months. With your baby on your lap, together we’ll sing and play and begin the fascinating and lifelong journey of joyful learning.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Every Monday and Tuesday mornings at 11 am, Ms. Halle and Ms. Erica have brand new Toddler Time videos for you on Facebook. Toddler Time is an action-packed informal learning program for children ages 18 months to 36 months and their parents and caregivers. Toddlers and adults will learn new songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and share books.

UPDATED Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10:30 am, Ms. Erica, Ms. Margaret and Ms. Claire have brand new Preschool Storytime videos for you on Facebook. Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old accompanied by their favorite adult. Have fun with little ones by engaging in stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and so much more.

dial a story

Dial-A-Story

Can’t get enough of our storytimes? Try Dial-a-Story! Call (423) 643-7702 any time or day and listen to 11 different children’s stories from your favorite staff members, in English and en Español! Stories are updated every week, so call back often. Then, visit mprl.chattlibrary.org to get a badge for listening!

Grades K - 12

Fall Learning Programs

Every Monday – Saturday, join our kids, tweens, and teens staff from across our library branches in a variety of fun video activities. Watch, play along, and share your creations with us to earn Make. Play. Read. Learn. points and badges at mprl.chattlibrary.org. Each week there’s something new, including Gaming, Cooking, DIY, Art, STEM, Trades, Music, and more.

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Fall Learning Programs

Every Monday – Saturday, join our kids, tweens, and teens staff from across our library branches in a variety of fun video activities. Watch, play along, and share your creations with us to earn Make. Play. Read. Learn. points and badges at mprl.chattlibrary.org. Each week there’s something new, including Gaming, Cooking, DIY, Art, STEM, Trades, Music, and more.

Adults

Book Chatt Connection

Every Friday at 10:30 am, share your love of books with virtual Book Chatt Connection! Hosted by library staff, Book Chatt is the place to discuss what you’re reading, get recommendations, and ask library staff questions. Book Chatt is open to the public, and hosted on Zoom every week. For questions or to get more information, email mbanks@lib.chattanooga.gov.

Book Chatt

Book Chatt Connection

Every Friday at 10:30 am, share your love of books with virtual Book Chatt Connection! Hosted by library staff, Book Chatt is the place to discuss what you’re reading, get recommendations, and ask library staff questions. Book Chatt is open to the public, and hosted on Zoom every week. For questions or to get more information, email mbanks@lib.chattanooga.gov.

Hoopla Book Club

Every month, you’re invited to the Hoopla Book Club Hub! Our staff will select a new book each month available to download through our Hoopla library as an ebook or e-audio book. Then, we’ll get together virtually over Zoom to discuss the book and suggest other titles to each other. To get help with downloading, email mbanks@lib.chattanooga.gov.

Upcoming Book Clubs

  • August 4, 4:30 pm: The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Niyeri
  • August 25, 4:30 pm: The Bear by Andrew Krivak
  • September 15, 6:00 pm: The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Hoopla Club

Hoopla Book Club

Every month, you’re invited to the Hoopla Book Club Hub! Our staff will select a new book each month available to download through our Hoopla library as an ebook or e-audio book. Then, we’ll get together virtually over Zoom to discuss the book and suggest other titles to each other. To get help with downloading, email mbanks@lib.chattanooga.gov.

Upcoming Book Clubs

  • August 4, 4:30 pm: The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Niyeri
  • August 25, 4:30 pm: The Bear by Andrew Krivak
  • September 15, 6:00 pm: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

#CPLRecommends

Every Wednesday at 3 pm, Library Pages Meagan and Ann take over our Twitter to give you personalized recommendations! If there’s a book, comic, tv show, movie, or even a genre you love, tweet it out on Wednesdays with the hashtag #CPLRecommends, and they’ll find you your next favorite thing!

CPL Recommends

#CPLRecommends

Every Wednesday at 3 pm, Library Pages Meagan and Ann take over our Twitter to give you personalized recommendations! If there’s a book, comic, tv show, movie, or even a genre you love, tweet it out on Wednesdays with the hashtag #CPLRecommends, and they’ll find you your next favorite thing!

Gardening 101

Every Sunday at 12 pm, Ms. Diane has new gardening tutorial videos for you on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Many of you may know Diane as the manager of our Passport Services, but she is also a master gardener with expert knowledge about cultivating and caring for plants.

Gardening 101

Gardening 101

Every Sunday at 12 pm, Ms. Diane has new gardening tutorial videos for you on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Many of you may know Diane as the manager of our Passport Services, but she is also a master gardener with expert knowledge about cultivating and caring for plants.

Yarn Club

Every Wednesday at 5 pm, you’re invited to Yarn Club, a virtual fiber arts crafting circle. Meet fellow yarn enthusiasts, get help with your projects, and maybe learn a new technique! Get your supplies and projects together and click the link below to join us on Wednesdays.

YarnClub

Yarn Club

Every Wednesday at 5 pm, you’re invited to Yarn Club, a virtual fiber arts crafting circle. Meet fellow yarn enthusiasts, get help with your projects, and maybe learn a new technique! Get your supplies and projects together and click the link below to join us on Wednesdays.

Crafting with Craft Beers

Every third Sunday of the month at 6 pm, grab your Take & Make supplies and craft with the library over a drink or two! Normally held at Barley Chattanooga, Crafting with Craft Beers is now available anywhere you are. Visit our Facebook page to find out this month’s seasonal craft, get a link to reserve your Take & Make supply kit, and then join us on Zoom! You can also check out some past video crafts with the links below. Please craft responsibly.

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Crafting with Craft Beers

Every third Sunday of the month at 6 pm, grab your Take & Make supplies and craft with the library over a drink or two! Normally held at Barley Chattanooga, Crafting with Craft Beers is now available anywhere you are. Visit our Facebook page to find out this month’s seasonal craft, get a link to reserve your Take & Make supply kit, and then join us on Zoom! You can also check out some past video crafts with the links below. Please craft responsibly.

Recording Studio Tutorials

Every other Saturday, Studio Manager and Sound Engineer Sam Mentzer has a brand new Studio Tutorial for you on Facebook and YouTube. Learn about music production, mastering, what to do before you enter the studio, and more. Plus, when we reopen to the public, you can book a session to record your own music or podcast!

Studio Tutorials

Recording Studio Tutorials

Every other Saturday, Studio Manager and Sound Engineer Sam Mentzer has a brand new Studio Tutorial for you on Facebook and YouTube. Learn about music production, mastering, what to do before you enter the studio, and more. Plus, when we reopen to the public, you can book a session to record your own music or podcast!

Makerspace 1-on-1

Every Tuesday – Thursday from 4 – 6 pm, book a 45-minute online session with one of our Makerspace Specialists! Whether you need to prepare artwork for a future makerspace project or want help beginning your journey in vector art, our specialists can help you get started. Also, you can check out our Makerspace tutorials on YouTube for a variety of tips and tricks to making art and music at home.

Makerspace

Makerspace 1-on-1

Every Tuesday – Thursday from 4 – 6 pm, book a 45-minute online session with one of our Makerspace Specialists! Whether you need to prepare artwork for a future makerspace project or want help beginning your journey in vector art, our specialists can help you get started. Also, you can check out our Makerspace tutorials on YouTube for a variety of tips and tricks to making art and music at home.

Library Lounge

Readers, creators, artists and beat-makers, you’re invited to join Cameron “C-Grimey” Williams twice a month in the Library Lounge. Kick back, relax, and get ready to explore what’s going on at the library, in the community, and with yourself.

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Library Lounge

Readers, creators, artists and beat-makers, you’re invited to join Cameron “C-Grimey” Williams twice a month in the Library Lounge. Kick back, relax, and get ready to explore what’s going on at the library, in the community, and with yourself.

Computer Skills 101

Need help creating a resume or accessing your email? No matter your skill level, everyone could use some computer help at times. Library Specialist Janelle has researched and created 4 YouTube playlists full of great tutorials to help people of all skill levels. Click one of the links below to get started.

Computer Skills

Computer Skills 101

Need help creating a resume or accessing your email? No matter your skill level, everyone could use some computer help at times. Library Specialist Janelle has researched and created 4 YouTube playlists full of great tutorials to help people of all skill levels. Click one of the links below to get started.

All Ages

Dungeons and Dragons

Tween, teen and adult adventurers are invited to join our online 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons games on Discord and Roll20.  Beginners and experienced players both are welcome to hang out with us, slay foes, protect the weak and innocent, get lots of loot, and, of course – have a good time! Dungeon Masters Courtney and Della offer adult and tween/teen games on Mondays, and Dungeon Masters Matthew and Rachel have tween/teen games on Saturdays. To find the game that’s right for you, email CPLDandD@gmail.com.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE

Dungeons and Dragons

Tween, teen and adult adventurers are invited to join our online 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons games on Discord and Roll20.  Beginners and experienced players both are welcome to hang out with us, slay foes, protect the weak and innocent, get lots of loot, and, of course – have a good time! Dungeon Masters Courtney and Della offer adult and tween/teen games on Mondays, and Dungeon Masters Matthew and Rachel have tween/teen games on Saturdays. To find the game that’s right for you, email CPLDandD@gmail.com.

Sew What Quarantine Crafts

Every Tuesday at 6 pm, Makerspace Specialist Ellie has a fun Sew What project for you on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Plus, tune in the first Saturday of every month for a special Sew What Saturday and the last Thursday of the month for a Sew What Kids video. Projects include quilting, macrame, plarn weaving, embroidery, and even cooking! All ages are welcome to participate, but we do recommend help from an adult for those under 10.

Sew What

Sew What Quarantine Crafts

Every Tuesday at 6 pm, Makerspace Specialist Ellie has a fun Sew What project for you on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Plus, tune in the first Saturday of every month for a special Sew What Saturday and the last Thursday of the month for a Sew What Kids video. Projects include quilting, macrame, plarn weaving, embroidery, and even cooking! All ages are welcome to participate, but we do recommend help from an adult for those under 10.

Bedtime Stories

Every Friday at 6 pm, unwind from the week with a special celebrity Bedtime Story on our Facebook page! Guests include Leslie Jordan, Tom Griscom, James Howard, Greg Funderburg, and more. Reading permissions from publishers vary, so some videos may not be available for long. Click the link below to watch them now!

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Every Friday at 6 pm, unwind from the week with a special celebrity Bedtime Story on our Facebook page! Guests include Leslie Jordan, Tom Griscom, James Howard, Greg Funderburg, and more. Reading permissions from publishers vary, so some videos may not be available for long. Click the link below to watch them now!

Library Mixtape

Music lovers of all ages are invited to join us for an exciting new program called Library Mixtape. Every Monday at 5 pm, a guest musician from either Chattanooga Symphony & Opera or SoundCorps Sidewalk Stages will be showing off a unique instrument, playing music and answering your questions. Check out our upcoming musicians, and join us over Zoom!

Upcoming Musicians

  • September 14, 5:00 pm: CSO’s Jessica Smithorn, principal oboist
  • September 21, 5:00 pm: SoundCorps’ Tre Powell, blues musician
  • September 28, 5:00 pm: Jerry Wallace, digeridoo and percussion
  • October 5, 5:00 pm: CSO’s Doug Warner, trombonist
library mixtape graphic

Library Mixtape

Music lovers of all ages are invited to join us for an exciting new program called Library Mixtape. Every Monday at 5 pm, a guest musician from either Chattanooga Symphony & Opera or SoundCorps Sidewalk Stages will be showing off a unique instrument, playing music and answering your questions. Check out our upcoming musicians, and join us over Zoom!

Upcoming Musicians

  • September 14, 5:00 pm: CSO’s Jessica Smithorn, principal oboist
  • September 21, 5:00 pm: SoundCorps’ Tre Powell, blues musician
  • September 28, 5:00 pm: Jerry Wallace, digeridoo and percussion
  • October 5, 5:00 pm: CSO’s Doug Warner, trombonist

Historical Footsteps

Take a trip through history with your special guide, Linda Moss Mines! The official Chattanooga and Hamilton County Historian, TSDAR State Historian and a member of the Tennessee Historical Commission, as well as the beloved former chairwoman of the GPS history department, is joining her library friends every Tuesday at 5 pm for a virtual trip back in time! Curious minds of all ages are welcome to attend, learn and ask questions over Zoom!

Upcoming Topics

  • September 8, 5:00 pm: Johnny Appleseed: Folklore “rooted” in Truth
  • September 15, 5:00 pm: Tragedy & Heroism: Remembering 9/11
  • September 22, 5:00 pm: Constitution Week
  • September 29, 5:00 pm: Looking Backward to Little Rock & Desegregation
  • October 6, 5:00 pm: Introducing Thurgood Marshall
  • October 13, 5:00 pm: More than Donut Dollies!
  • October 20, 5:00 pm: The World Turned Upside Down
  • October 27, 5:00 pm: Hit the Trail, Teddy Roosevelt!
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Historical Footsteps

Take a trip through history with your special guide, Linda Moss Mines! The official Chattanooga and Hamilton County Historian, TSDAR State Historian and a member of the Tennessee Historical Commission, as well as the beloved former chairwoman of the GPS history department, is joining her library friends every Tuesday at 5 pm for a virtual trip back in time! Curious minds of all ages are welcome to attend, learn and ask questions over Zoom!

Upcoming Topics

  • September 8, 5:00 pm: Johnny Appleseed: Folklore “rooted” in Truth
  • September 15, 5:00 pm: Tragedy & Heroism: Remembering 9/11
  • September 22, 5:00 pm: Constitution Week
  • September 29, 5:00 pm: Looking Backward to Little Rock & Desegregation
  • October 6, 5:00 pm: Introducing Thurgood Marshall
  • October 13, 5:00 pm: More than Donut Dollies!
  • October 20, 5:00 pm: The World Turned Upside Down
  • October 27, 5:00 pm: Hit the Trail, Teddy Roosevelt!
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